Mechanical Technician 3/4 Redondo Beach, CA

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

SSSD has an opening for a Mechanical Technician 3/4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

The selected candidate will perform a variety of duties assisting mechanical engineers in the development, assembly, integration and testing of Space Vehicle mechanical and electro-mechanical components, assemblies, and systems. Their responsibilities will include development, fabrication, and assembly of new or modified mechanical components or assemblies, as well as collaboration with engineering on sub-system and system test methodology. They will assist with setting up and testing complete prototype and flight units and sub-assemblies under operational conditions and other duties as assigned including working with chemicals. Individual must be able to work closely with Quality Assurance and show that work performed meets engineering drawing requirements.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

Mechanical Technician level 3 High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) required, 4 years of applicable experience performing mechanical technician competencies.

Mechanical Technician level 4 High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) required, 8 years of applicable experience performing mechanical technician competencies.

  • Active In-Scope SCI clearance (Required on Day 1)

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) required

  • US Citizenship required

  • 8 years of applicable experience performing mechanical technician competencies

  • Willing to work any shift and cover extended work weeks as needed

  • Ability to demonstrate technical knowledge in manufacturing operations and procedures as it pertains to mechanical assembly and detail-oriented harness configuration

  • Hands-on knowledge and experience with the use of a variety of hand tools and mechanical equipment with the ability to read, interpret, and execute work to mechanical assembly drawings

  • Proficient in use of precision measuring instruments

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office to supplement work order and other data requirements

  • Team-oriented & self-motivated

  • Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with Northrop Grumman Corporation processes

  • Experience supporting space flight launch operations, including knowledge of required safety precautions

  • Experience working in clean room environments

  • Experience working on space flight hardware

  • Ability to operate elevated work platforms and scissor lifts

  • Ability to operate a variety of cranes, including use of rigging and lifting equipment

  • Ability to setup, proof and operate pneumatics, purge and vacuum systems as well as hydraulic (coolant) equipment. Includes the use of moisture analyzers

  • Ability to execute fueling operations, includes knowledge of required safety precautions

  • Ability to perform flight connector mates and demates

  • Ability to perform harness terminations, includes: 1. Assembly of pin/socket crimp type splice 2. Assembly of crimp devices 3. Grounding the shield of shielded wire

Salary Range: $61,700 - $102,800

Salary Range 2: $73,200 - $122,000

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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